ARIES (March 21-April 19). You are sensitive to other people's imbalances, which is why the troubled ones seek you out. Lend a hand to help or a shoulder to lean on, but don't lend money. By healing others, you heal yourself.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're motivated - you know exactly which direction to go. Don't wait to make a slight alteration in your course. (If you wait, the correction will be no longer "slight.")

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Dreams inspire you, and they also leave you wanting. Share your restlessness with a friend. Also, you should know that what you long for is not unusual, but it is definitely unique.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Intimacy issues crop up. Talking on the phone may be preferred to dating. You could learn more about someone on the Internet than you would if you met him or her in person.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There are clear-cut choices ahead of you. If you miss an opportunity this morning, you'll get another tonight. Whatever you decide will cause you to turn a corner.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll get what you accept. If it's not right, wave it away with a gracious, "No, thank you." You're teaching people how to treat you, so keep your standards high. Tonight, they're all counting on you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Some aspects of a new romance are far from ideal. Many problems will magically disappear when you focus on what's right and good about the situation. Tonight, you could create food that makes people fall in love.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You were taught to weed out unrealistic goals right away - forget that advice. Miracles are not only possible, they happen all the time. Getting through to difficult people is your special talent.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It's hard for you to relate to fussy people since you're so adept at making the most of what life gives you. Demand a little more tonight though. You'll get what you ask for.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It feels like you're walking a tightrope between what's good for you and what benefits others. When you're on the right path, these two are one and the same.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You've been searching for something all week, and finally you'll find it. Unusual phone calls and witty social interactions with perfect strangers are part of the day's fun.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). A perfect twist of fate is featured. There's nothing like a taste of poetic justice to keep you amused. Just be careful who you tell - not everyone will appreciate the story as well as you can.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 26). You have an extraordinary attitude this year - you're ready to take on the world with fresh ideas and a new slant on old problems. February brings exciting people into your realm. You have plenty of time to discover one another, and it's more fun when you enter into relationships slowly. You hit a jackpot in May. Sagittarius and Aries adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 50, 12, 1 and 39.

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